Day 50 / 365
My friend Jimmy made
my husfriend and I our rings for our wedding, he’s a spectacular soul and
multi-talented master of most things, including his breath taking jewellry
creations (he’s currently on hiatus while getting his amazing farm-to-table resto La Ferme up and running in London). He was the first to introduced me to recycled silver
when we collaborated on the SilverSteerhead Ring for Leotie Lovely a few years back.
kind to create new products is probably the most bad ass thing in the eco
world, whether it be fabric material, metals, plastic, nets, or other items
which would otherwise lead their long lives as pollutive landfill waste.
in technology and science, and heady businesses putting money into research and testing of materials that makes this an option for us. And it is one of the
most logical ways of creating and is a purposeful step towards a more sustainable system of creation in which fewer resources are used, less waste is generated, and our planet and her inhabitants are protected.
[MELISSA JOY MANNING]
This collection of jewellry is created using recycled sterling silver, gold-sourced form a Green Certified refinery with incredible environmental standards, Leland Slag which is made from the stony material created while refining ore in Michigan auto plants, and Raspberry Nickel which is made from the leftovers from shuttered US zipper factories. They also use upcycled stones as much as possible, along with antique tribal and reclaimed charms.
Where To Buy? https://melissajoymanning.com
collection for men, women and kids is made from discarded fishing nets, post
consumer plastic bottles, worn-out tires, post-industrial cotton, and even
coffee grinds. This creates an incredible collection of outerwear, swimsuits,
sneakers and accessories for the mindful masses.
pillows and blankets are created with recycled cotton (and 20% acrylic)
which is produced with pre-consumer scraps which are off-cuts collected from
the production of cotton clothing and re-threaded into yarn.
Made from 100% recycled materials salvaged from
the cuttings of organic cotton textile production, Salvage makes their tees by
mixing the cotton with fibres from recycled plastic bottles. The mixture is
then spun into fine yarn and knitted or woven into fabric. That fabric is then
sewn into tshirts under fair labour conditions. All salvage products are
certified under the Global Recycle Standard and the Organic Content Standard. Each t-shirt is made up of 60%
pre-consumer recycled organically grown cotton and 40% post-consumer recycled
polyester (they’re incredibly soft!)
Where To Buy? You can purchase their shirts HERE
really the leader in the industry, they invest an incredible amount of money
into creating eco solutions to petrolum based materials (like rayon, polyester, nylon ect…). They began making recycled polyester from plastic soda bottles back
in ’93, they were the first to transform trash into fleece and have continued
to improve their processes to ensure their creations last long and can be
recycled again at the end of their lifecycle with their Common ThreadsRecycling Program.